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Board sets 2022 millage the same as last year

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The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted the same general fund millage rate as last year, 6.95 mills.

Prior to the vote, the Board held three public hearings and accepted comments through the County’s website.  

 “At the root, today’s decision will allow the County to operate keeping the Gwinnett Standard in mind, while reducing the use of reserves”, said Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “Most homeowners in Gwinnett benefit from the Value Offset Exemption, which means they will not see an increase in the county government portion of their tax bill.”

Property taxes are based on millage rates set by county government, the schools, and cities. One mill equals a dollar tax per thousand dollars of assessed property value.

The Gwinnett County Tax Assessor calculates the total value of all taxable property in the county, called the tax digest, by conducting annual updates of residential and commercial property values.

The 2022 total property tax millage rate for property owners in unincorporated Gwinnett County will be 14.71. The millage rates for special service districts and countywide levies for recreation and economic development also remain unchanged from last year. Millage rates for service districts in Gwinnett are based on property location and county services provided, such as police, fire and emergency medical services, and development and code enforcement. Details on the 2022 millage rates and additional information about how property taxes are calculated are available online at GwinnettCounty.com.

Tuesday’s action paved the way for the Tax Commissioner’s Office to mail property tax bills in September. Payments will be due in November. Property owners or mortgage lenders can make payments by mail, online, in person, or by using one of the special drop boxes located at tax and tag offices across the county.